HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 cc1830-1
11. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that an area of approximately 30,000 acres of land adjoining the Lumbwa Reserve in Kenya Colony has been alienated to a Mr. Tucker; and whether this alienation has been carried out with the sanction of His Majesty's Government?


No, Sir. The hon. and gallant Member's information may, however, arise out of the arrangement by which my predecessor permitted the East African Estates, Limited, whose local representative is Colonel Tucker, to surrender 230,576 acres of land at the coast or in the Lowlands in return for 19,843 acres further west. Of this 5,193 acres is Crown land near the Lumbwa Reserve, from which it is separated by the Uganda Railway.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

With regard to the land that: is being given up in the highlands, are the rights of the native inhabitants of that land being safeguarded


This exchange was approved last year. I understand that the land given in lieu of the land given up is not occupied by anybody.


But is it possible for the Lumbwas to go and live in the coast belt?


There is no question of disturbing any Lumbwas. It is outside the Lumbwa reserve, from which it is separated by the Uganda railway.

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